Ganesh Ashtakam

 गणनायकाष्टकम् ॥


Ganesh Ashtakam

Lord Ganesha is the Lord of Beginnings & Obstacles. Ganesha  also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, Pillaiyar and Binayak, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Ganesha is Vighneshvara or Vighnaraja or Vighnaharta, the Lord of Obstacles, both of a material and spiritual order. He is popularly worshipped as a remover of obstacles, though traditionally he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked.

Worshipping Lord Ganesha bring wisdom, prosperity in your life and make tasks happens without hurdles. He is worshipped first whenever any auspicious ceremony or event happens so that it gets completed without any hurdle. Wisdom is indeed very important in our life. We can win a battle or lose one because of the thinking that is required in that particular time. Lord Ganpati provides the wisdom & integrity to handle the situations thereby removing any hurdles blocking the flow of our life.


Ganesh Ashtakam is a pious prayer for Lord Ganesh who is the leader of Ganas. The Ganesh Ashtakam describes about the resemblance, surroundings and qualities of son of Lord Shiva. The prayer depicts about the exuberance of Lord Ganpati and his great valor. It is believed that one who reads this Ganesh Ashtakam daily becomes rich & intelligent and all of his tasks are completed with no obstacle.

Text Ganesh Ashtakam

एकदन्तं महाकायं तप्तकाञ्चनसन्निभम् ।
लम्बोदरं विशालाक्षं वन्देऽहं गणनायकम् ॥ १॥

Eka dantham maha kayam thaptha kanchanna sannibham,
Lambodharam visalaksham Vandeham gana nayakam. 1

Salutations to the God who is the leader of Ganas*,
Who has only one tusk,
Who has a very big body,
Who looks like molten gold,
Who has a very big paunch,
And has very broad eyes.

मौञ्जीकृष्णाजिनधरं नागयज्ञोपवीतिनम् ।
बालेन्दुसुकलामौलिं वन्देऽहं गणनायकम् ॥ २॥

Moungee krishnajina dharam, naga yagnopaveethinam,
Balendu vilasa mouleem , vandeham gana nayakam. 2

Salutations to the God who is the leader of Ganas,
Who has a girdle made of munja grass and with deer’s skin,
Who wears serpent as sacred thread,
And who wears infant moon on his head.

अम्बिकाहृदयानन्दं मातृभिः परिवेष्टितम् ।
भक्तिप्रियं मदोन्मत्तं वन्देऽहं गणनायकम् ॥ ३॥

Ambika hrudayanandam mathrubhi paripalitham,
Bhakthapriyam, madonmatham , vandeham gana nayakam. 3

Salutations to the God who is the leader of the ganas,
Who makes the heart of Parvathi happy,
Who is looked after by his mother,
And who likes devotees and is exuberant with zest.

चित्ररत्नविचित्राङ्गं चित्रमालाविभूषितम् ।
चित्ररूपधरं देवं वन्देऽहं गणनायकम् ॥ ४॥

Chithra rathna chithranga, chithra mala vibhooshitham,
Chithra roopa dharam devam vandeham gana nayakam. 4

Salutations to the God who is the leader of ganas,
Who has bright features and wears many coloured gems,
Who wears multi coloured garlands,
And who has a bright and clear form.

गजवक्त्रं सुरश्रेष्ठं कर्णचामरभूषितम् ।
पाशाङ्कुशधरं देवं वन्देऽहं गणनायकम् ॥

Gaja vakthram , sura sreshtam , karna chamara bhooshitham,
Pasangusa dharam devam vande Gana nayakam. 5

Salutations to the God who is the leader of ganas,
Who is the great deva with the neck of am elephant,
Who is ornamented by fan like ears,
And who holds the rope and goad in his hands

मूषकोत्तममारुह्य देवासुरमहाहवे
योद्धुकामं महावीर्यं वन्देऽहं गणनायकम् ॥

Mooshikothama maroohya deva asura maha have,
Yodhukamam maha veeryam vandeham gana nayakam. 6

Salutations to the God who is the leader of ganas,
Who rides on the great mouse,
Who is greatly worshipped by devas and asuras,
Who is a desirable warrior with great valor

यक्षकिन्नरगन्धर्वक्ष् सिद्धविद्याधरैस्सदा
स्तूयमानं महाबाहुं वन्देऽहं गणनायकम् ॥7॥

Yaksha kinnara gandharva sidha vidhyadharai sada,
Sthuyamaanam mahathmaanam, vandeham gana nayakam. 7

Salutations to the God who is the leader of ganas,
Who is great and to whom prayers are offered by,
Yakshas, Kinnara , Gandharwas, Sidhas and Vidhyadharas.

सर्वविघ्नहरं देवं सर्वविघ्नविवर्जितम् ।
सर्वसिद्धिप्रदातारं वन्देऽहं गणनायकम् ॥ ८॥

Sarva vigna haram devam sarva vigna vivarjitham,
Sarva sidha pradatharam , Vandeham Gana Nayakam. 8

Salutations to the God who is the leader of ganas,
Who removes all types of obstacles,
Who excludes all types of obstacles,
And who blesses one with all achievements.

Benefits Ganesh Ashtakam


गणाष्टकमिदं पुण्यं यः पठे सततं नरः
सिद्ध्यन्ति सर्वकार्याणि विद्यावान् धनवान् भवेत् ॥

Ganashtakamidham punyam bhakthitho ya paden nara,
Vimuktha sarva papebhyo rudhra lokam sa gachathi. 9

The man who reads with devotion this holy octet on Ganesa,
Would be freed of all his sins and in the end go to the land of Lord Shiva.
His every task would be completed with no hurdles and he wil get intelligent &
rich very soon.

इति श्रीगणनायकाष्टकं सम्पूर्णम् ।


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Published on Sep 16th, 2018

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